Anheuser – Busch InBev announced it is the most efficient in terms of water use among global brewers. The designation was achieved by reaching an industry – leading water use ratio of 3.2 hectoliters per hectoliter of production.
From 2013 to 2014, this resulted in saving the equivalent of the amount of water it takes to make more than 4 billion cans of beers.
In addition to the work done within its brewery walls, the company also engages in a comprehensive water stewardship program, including watershed protection measures in brewery communities facing water stress and working with barley growers to obtain the most crop per drop. The efforts aim to improve the quality and quantity of available water for all users.
This year, the company is putting a particular emphasis on the issue of water, a critical input to AB InBev’s products and a vital resource to its communities around the world. To demonstrate its commitment to collectively tackling environmental challenges inside and outside its brewery walls, AB InBev is joining together for the first time in a common initiative — a Global Walk for Water.
“Making strides in water efficiency brings us closer to our Dream to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World,” said Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
This water use ratio is the lowest among largest global brewers, based on publicly available data provided by global brewersas of May 30th.